For precision platforming on a budget this is an option, though it isn’t without some caveats
OK, so a challenging budget platformer that has a focus on precision and will test your skill and patience? While I’m sure that’s the general idea here, I’d say the result doesn’t quite reach all of those goals. With these sorts of games, in my mind, the most critical question is how the controls and how your moves are executed feel. If they’re tight, responsive, and precise it’s amazing what you can pull off, making you feel like a platforming god (or goddess). Unfortunately, there are little bits in the controls that don’t feel quite right, like wall jumping and in some ways the dash, that then make the level-based challenges a little tougher than they should be. It’s hard to quantify my issue, but when you play a well-designed action platformer like Super Meat Boy and Flat Heroes, there’s just something that feels right about how they operate and it’s missing here. Sure, for the price you can put up with that sort of thing, but since this is a category with pretty wide representation there’s not really a need to settle for this as the best that can be done within the genre.
Justin Nation, Score: